SAD leader Majithia booked for 'violations' of Covid norms
The case was registered under the relevant provisions of law at the Sultanwind police station, according to an official release issued here on Sunday.
The SAD supporters were seen honouring the former Punjab minister with garlands and ''siropas'' and these activities were captured on camera, it added.
Majithia and his supporters violated all the Covid-related norms as well as the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission, the release said.
Following the registration of the FIR, police will initiate action in accordance with law, it added.
He had moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail after a Mohali court dismissed his pre-arrest bail plea on December 24.
A number of supporters of Majithia, who is the brother-in-law of SAD president Sukhbir Badal and the brother of former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, had gathered in Amritsar to welcome him after he was granted anticipatory bail.
Amid a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the EC on Saturday extended its ban on physical rallies and roadshows until January 22 in five poll-bound states including Punjab, saying it will subsequently review the situation and issue fresh instructions.
''No roadshows, padyatras, cycle, bike, vehicle rally and procession shall be allowed till 22 January, 2022. Commission shall subsequently review the situation and issue further instructions accordingly,'' an official statement had said.
Punjab, which has also been witnessing a surge in the number of Covid cases as well as in the number of fatalities caused by the viral disease, goes to polls on February 14.
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